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USED Dredge Galveston

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1908, at Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched, in 1908
  • Delivered 1908 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Galveston
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost in the hurricane that struck the Houlston-Galveston Area, 27 July 1943. Galveston broke up killing 11 of her crew
    Displacement 3,375 t.
    Length 304'
    Beam 51'
    Draft 27'
    Complement unknown
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Dredging Pipes unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 1,780hp
    two propeller shafts

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    51k USED Dredge Galveston moored pierside, 18 December 1937, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    55k USED Dredge Galveston discharging fill, date and location unknown. John Spivey
    30k USED Dredge Galveston underway, date and location unknown.
    Western Dredging Association
    John Spivey

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